ELT Competitions

Fancy winning a free trip to Chicago or Brighton? Or how about a place on a professional development course? There are quite a few competitions around at the moment for English teachers and their students. Taking part can help with motivation and if you or your students win, there are some great prizes (or at … More ELT Competitions

Refugee Blues – Poetry Activities in ELT

One of the sessions I attended at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow was Keiran Donaghy,  talking about how to use short films to encourage empathy. My own workshop explored instances of various -isms and -phobias in the classroom and how teachers can deal with prejudice in a careful manner. Working and living in Turkey, I have noticed some … More Refugee Blues – Poetry Activities in ELT

Treading Softly: My workshop at IATEFL Glasgow 2017

I was lucky enough to be one of the IATEFL Scholarship Winners for 2017. I won the Gill Sturtridge First Time Speaker award, which allowed me to attend the conference and give a workshop there. For more information about applying for scholarships, see IATEFL Scholarships.  I was asked to write some posts about my experience before and after … More Treading Softly: My workshop at IATEFL Glasgow 2017

Professional Development for English Teachers in Turkey

Perhaps you’ve just started working as a teacher in Turkey, or maybe you’ve been teaching for years. Whatever your previous qualifications, do you feel like you need further input in order to be a more effective teacher? If you are hungry for new ideas, perhaps a promotion or (let’s face it), a higher salary or … More Professional Development for English Teachers in Turkey